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This mysterious Intel product hints at a new gaming laptop

Intel has been working on its re-entry into the GPU market with its Arc Alchemist line, which will launch later this month. However, Team Blue also appears to have been working on a mysterious new product that could potentially change the landscape of the gaming laptop market…or not.

Well-known technology journalist Igor Wallossek has apparently Point a new entry for an unknown DG2 GPU listed in Intel’s non-public ARK database.

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Like reported by VideoCardz, Intel has two product databases that provide details about its products, a public ARK and a private ARK that can only be accessed by pre-approved partners. Wallossek reports that he managed to catch a glimpse of one of the GPUs found in the private ARK.

Although billed as a graphics card, DG2’s market codename is joined by another category, DG2MB (listed as “Family Name” on the private ARK).

An educated guess might indicate that this mysterious listing is associated with a DG2 discrete GPU attached to a motherboard. This assumption makes the most sense as a clock speed of 4 GHz is listed, which is likely to be part of the technical specifications of the CPU as opposed to the GPU.

Where things start to get interesting is the fact that the listing shows the product has a Thermal Design Power (TDP) of 200 watts. As WePC points out, GPUs designed for laptops usually don’t offer such high power. Comparatively, the DG2 512 GPU created for desktop systems sports a TDP of around 225W. However, this is not the kind of power supply that manufacturers include in their laptops.

WePC speculate that the experimental card could be just that: experimental. Either way, if it really exists, then Intel has managed to squeeze a GPU normally reserved for desktop computers onto a laptop’s motherboard. This would certainly inject innovation into the mobile PC market.

However, a more plausible explanation behind the listing is that the high amount of TDP is connected to all core system components including the motherboard, CPU, and GPU, instead of just powering a GPU unit. freak. Wallosek’s confirmation that the GPU is listed as BGA2660 lends credence to this theory. VideoCardz notes that this is the exact same package as the 512EU GPU for laptops.

Ultimately, we’re looking at either an in-house system created for testing purposes or a motherboard with a DG2 GPU. If the latter comes to fruition, then Intel is certainly determined in its intention to disrupt the gaming laptop industry. Its first Arc Alchemist mobile GPUs were recently confirmed for a March 30 launch.

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